Autumn Events

Minerals, pigments and William Smith

William Smith map

Saturday 10th OctoberEarth science week
The workshop will run 10.00-12.00 and again at 14.00-16.00
Brighton Building, Madingley Rise Site, Madingly Road, W.Cambridge
Ages: 8+ children must be accompanied by an adult
Free. Booking is essential, tickets available through Eventbrite

In 1815 William Smith published the first edition of his Geological Map of England and Wales. As well as providing and understanding of the ground beneath our feet and giving birth to a new branch of Geology (stratigraphy), the map is a beautiful work of art.

From Palaeolithic times until the 1800s artists used natural minerals as pigments for paints. Join us at the Brighton Building to learn which minerals were used, have a go at mixing your own paint from mineral pigments and colour your own geological map of England and Wales.

Boy! A prehistoric adventure

Friday 30th October, 10.30-11Boy.30
Ages: Under 5's
Children must be accompanied by an adult 
Free. Booking is essential, tickets available from 27th September through Eventbrite.

Boy's cave is cold. Can he find somewhere warm to sleep? Join him on his prehistoric adventure to find out!

Interactive story telling with Marion Leeper


Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 


The way that some of Earth’s earliest large multi-celled organisms reproduced is turning out to be surprisingly complex according to new research.

The Sedgwick Museum recently acquired an exciting new specimen of Jurassic fish Leedichthys problematicum, the biggest bony fish that ever lived!